This year the University of Mumbai (MU) has made it mandatory for all students seeking admission for degree courses in colleges to register with the varsity. The last date for registration was today and students say the MU website has been very slow and also crashed repeatedly. Due to which many students have not been able to register and have gone into panic mode. However, the university has extended the deadline and students can now register till June 10.
Yesterday, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) vice president Vaibhav Dhanawade met MU registrar MA Khan along with a delegation to request that a new deadline be set for students who have not yet registered.
MU says it has received 2,55,428 applications for the registration form from students and 1,38,818 have finished registering till now. The new system of registration requires students to download a form and fill it. MU wants the printout of the form to be photocopied and submitted at every college where the student wants admission for a degree course.
Dhanawade said, “After getting several complaints from students we decided to meet the registrar of MU. The last day of the registration is June 7 and students are panicking, as many are yet to register. As per our information about 1 lakh students still have to fill the form. MA Khan has assured us that there would be a new deadline for registration.”
An official from Mumbai University on condition of anonymity said, “The delegation of NSUI approached the registrar and the University. We have decided to set the new deadline for June 10 till 10 am.”
(Inputs by Iram Siddique)